Speakers

Hailing from across the Indonesian archipelago and the world, the Ubud Food Festival brings together celebrated chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, social entrepreneurs and outstanding innovators. Browse our lineup of extraordinary talent and click through to see where they'll be appearing in the program.


Daniele Taddeo – GROW Bali

Italian-born Daniele Taddeo brings his passion for the art and science of food to GROW Bali’s ‘Sustainable Dining’ philosophy and ‘Bistronomie’ cuisine. He brings a wealth of international experience and …

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David Christian – Evoware

David Christian is a Co-founder of Evoware, an Indonesian socially responsible enterprise producing eco-friendly alternatives to plastic food packaging made from farmed, edible seaweed. An innovative entrepreneur with a business …

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Derby Sumule – Coffeewar Coffee Shop

Derby is the Founder of Coffeewar coffee shop in Jakarta, Co-founder of Kopi Bumi Trading Company and Co-founder of Kopi Pak Wawan Roastery. He is involved in sourcing green beans …

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Dicky Senda – Lakoat Kujawas Social Enterprise Founder

From Mollo in Timor’s highlands, Dicky Senda is a novelist and food activist who has published a short story collection and a poetry collection. He founded social enterprise Lakoat Kujawas …

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Doni Marmer – IDEP Foundation

As community facilitator at IDEP Foundation, a local NGO building community resilience, Doni Marmer designs community development programs. Wherever IDEP uses permaculture principles for community engagement, he witnesses rural and …

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Dr. Jeffrey Neilson – Geographer, University of Sydney

Dr. Jeffrey Neilson is a geographer and the Indonesia Country Coordinator for the University of Sydney’s Southeast Asia Centre. With a deep interest in Indonesia’s coffee industry, he’s been researching …

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Eelke Plasmeijer – Locavore

Eelke Plasmeijer of Ubud’s Locavore, which focuses on the finest Indonesian produce and modern cooking techniques, has spent more than half his life in kitchens. He surrounds himself with the …

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Emerson Manibo – Starter Lab

Emerson Manibo started honing his bread baking skills in respected food havens in New York and Brooklyn. After graduating from the International Culinary Center in Classical Pastry Arts, he worked …

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Farah Quinn – Indonesian Signature Chef

Farah Quinn is a much-loved celebrity chef, restaurateur and media personality. Currently campaigning for increased health awareness among Indonesians by promoting healthy eating habits, Farah is well known to Indonesians …

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Felix Schoener – LocaLAB

A chef for over 23 years, including in several Michelin-starred restaurants, Felix Schoener has now dedicated his life to sustainable gastronomy and whole food nutrition. He is cooking his way …

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Fido Nuswatama Rahadian – LocaLAB

Fido Nuswatama Rahadian’s passion for food was inspired by his Chinese grandmother. He trained and worked in Surabaya before joining the team at Locavore. Fido loves working with people from …

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Gede Kresna – Reviving Traditions

An architect based in rural North Bali, Gede Kresna is committed to reviving and retelling the local indigenous traditions of sustainable living. He rediscovers, records and shares ancient knowledge, wisdom …

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Gloria Susindra – Eat, Sleep, Repeat

Born into a family that cooked and ate three meals a day together, much of Gloria Susindra’s youth revolved around the kitchen. After training at Le Cordon Bleu in San …

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Gusti Nyoman Darta – Ubud Culinary Culture Expert

Gusti Nyoman Darta is an expert in the traditional culinary culture of Ubud. He began dabbling in the culinary world in the beginning of the 1970s, and a year later …

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Gwendoline Winarno – Pure Foods Company

Gwen is Co-founder of Pure Foods Company, an organic catering service, café and grocer launched in 2015. A graduate of the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, she is a certified …

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Hans Christian – View Restaurant, Fairmont Jakarta

Jakartan Hans Christian staged alongside acclaimed chefs in the US before becoming Chef de Partie at Next Restaurant, Alinea Group, under Chefs Grant Achatz and Jenner Tomaska. In 2016 Hans …

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Harris Hartanto Tan – Manual Brew Artist

Harris Hartanto Tan is a passionate coffee enthusiast and the Co-founder of Coffeenatics. While his professional coffee education includes courses at the Australian Barista Academy and the Specialty Coffee Association …

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Heinz Von Holzen – Bumbu Bali, Restaurant & Cooking School

Born in Switzerland, Heinz Von Holzen’s culinary career took him to Europe, Asia and Australia. In 1991 he moved to Bali to work as Executive Chef at the Ritz Carlton. …

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Helianti Hilman – Forgotten Food Entrepreneur

Concerned about the escalating loss of indigenous foods and the farmers who produce them, Helianti Hilman founded Javara to sustain Indonesia’s food biodiversity heritage and local genius. Javara works with …

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Henry Alexie Bloem – Indonesian Chef Association President

With 28 years’ experience Chef Henry Alexie Bloem is the President of the Indonesian Chef Association. Throughout his career Chef Henry has cooked for many heads of state including President …

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